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Rooney Named England Captain

Rooney Named England Captain

Manager Roy Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney, Manchester United striker as Captain of the English national team. The 28-year-old takes over from Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, who retired after England’s World Cup elimination. Rooney has 40 goals in 95 appearances, and was named club captain by United boss Louis van Gaal earlier this month. “It is

Plateau Governor Appoints Board Heads

Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State on Thursday approved the appointment of Rebecca Kumbut as General Manager of the state Assets Management Agency and Emmanuel Danbo as General Manager of Plateau State Roads Maintenance Agency. Shedrack Goleng was named as a permanent member, Plateau State Planning Commission, while Alex Chup, emerged as Chairman of the

10 feared dead in Kogi boat capsize

10 per­sons were feared dead and others wounded following a boat capsize yester­day at Ebe village in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State. About 100 commuters on the 50-seater boat were said to be going to the Lokoja five-day mar­ket when the incident occurred. According to an eyewitness, the boat sank in the Riv­er Niger due

Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya Bid To Host 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations

By: Clinton Inene Ghana, Ethiopia, and Kenya have announced their interest in hosting the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations following Libya’s withdrawal as the host nation. Libya was forced to pull out of hosting the competition as a result of the ongoing turmoil in the country that has forestalled government plans to build new stadia

Another American Killed While Fighting For ISIS

By: Clinton Inene Douglas McCain, an American citizen was killed over the weekend in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS militant group, United States officials have said. McCain, who was said to be an ISIS, sympathizer, was killed by the Free Syrian Army, a rival group supported by the

Osun Election: Omisore Goes To Court

By: Clinton Inene Iyiola Omisore, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the August 9 Gubernatorial election in Osun State, has challenged the election results in court. Omisore’s team of legal professionals on Wednesday, August 27, formally presented a petition to the election petition tribunal sitting at the premises of the State